(St. Petersburg, FL. April 8, 2014) Select Golden Corral restaurants are hosting blood drives where donors can share their power to save lives by donating blood.
Golden Corral Restaurants
Saturday, April 19, 2014
815 Providence Road
5525 Cortez Road
10050 Ulmerton Road
11801 56th Street
6942 West Hillsborough Avenue
All blood donors will receive a coupon for a FREE lunch buffet from Golden Corral and a voucher for a FREE movie ticket, plus a wellness checkup which includes blood pressure, temperature, iron count and a cholesterol screening. For more information please call 800-68 BLOOD (800.682.5663).
Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org.
There are eight different blood types and each one holds a unique power to save lives. OneBlood’s Target Your Type program gives donors the ability to learn the power of their blood type and how to donate the specific components of their blood that are most needed by area hospitals.
Every two seconds someone needs blood. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.
OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients. The service area of OneBlood includes the Tampa Bay area, South and Southeast Florida, the Orlando-metro area and surrounding Central Florida counties, parts of Southwest Florida, Pensacola and Tallahassee and some parts of Southern Georgia and Alabama. The OneBlood name is a constant reminder of the collective power we share to save another person’s life.